Vikings Rumors & News

  • Michael Floyd heads back to court on Monday

    Pro Football Talk "As soon as today, Vikings receiver Michael Floyd will find out whether he’ll be sent back to jail and/or otherwise punished for testing positive for alcohol while on house arrest due to, Floyd claims, drinking apparently copious amounts of kombucha tea. The court hearing, scheduled for Monday..." June 26

  • Family tragedy haunts, inspires Vikings rookie Rodney Adams

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "The call ended so abruptly that Rodney Adams figured his mother would redial from the car to hear Toledo’s new punt returner recount the rest of his day against Eastern Michigan. The true freshman had accumulated 23 all-purpose yards and absorbed a wicked tackle which Michelle Scott playfully..." June 25

  • Vikings Support WR Michael Floyd, Say They Encouraged Him To Kombucha Drink Tea

    NFL Trade Rumors "Vikings COO Kevin Warren recently wrote a letter to WR Michael Floyd’s attorney, Robert Feinberg, who added it to their defense motion urging Judge Statia Hendrix to cancel Floyd’s hearing and reinstate electronic monitoring for the remaining five days of his home arrest. Floyd failed three..." June 24

  • Vikings’ Michael Floyd expected to be suspended to open season

    Sportsnaut "A preliminary Minnesota Vikings roster projection by Matt Vensel of The Star Tribune doesn’t include an active Michael Floyd. The reason being is that Floyd could likely be facing an NFL suspension for a December 2016 drunk driving arrest. Per the report, if Floyd gets suspended he will not..." June 23

  • Vikings’ strength coach leaves to take a tennis job

    Pro Football Talk "In what may be the first case of an NFL coach leaving to work in tennis, the Vikings have lost their strength and conditioning coach. Vikings strength and conditioning coach Brent Salazar has left the team to take a job with the U.S. Tennis Association." June 19

  • Teddy Bridgewater has chance to return in 2017

    Larry Brown Sports "Teddy Bridgewater appears to still have a long way to go in his recovery from a devastating knee injury, but that does not mean the Minnesota Vikings have ruled out the possibility of the quarterback playing in 2017. According to Matt Vensel of the Star Tribune, Bridgewater is nowhere close to..." June 19

  • Zimmer, known for coaching defense, takes on Vikings offensive issues

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Vikings coach Mike Zimmer had to stay away from his team during the start of organized team activities this spring, because of his eighth eye surgery. Zimmer missed about two weeks as his doctors, assistant coaches, players and front office made sure he knew that his recovery was more important..." June 18

  • Alex Boone disputes notion that teams coddle quarterbacks

    Pro Football Talk "When addressing the reports of resentment toward quarterback Russell Wilson because he’s treated differently by the organization, Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman didn’t deny that Wilson is treated differently. Instead, Sherman said that most quarterbacks are treated differently. Recently,..." June 17

  • Bulked-up Vikings DE Danielle Hunter primed to battle for starting spot

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "The Vikings recently tweeted a pair of photos that showed off Danielle Hunter’s Mr. Universe-like biceps. The message alongside them was, “Dear opposing offensive linemen, good luck in 2017.” That led to several teammates of the defensive end chiming in with comments about the muscle he has..." June 17

  • Vikings waive Tommy Armstrong

    Pro Football Talk "The Vikings signed former Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong last month in order to take a look at him as a safety prospect before the end of offseason workouts. They apparently saw enough to know that they saw enough. The team announced Friday that they have placed Armstrong on..." June 16

  • Vikings WR Michael Floyd ready to hit the books — the playbook — before training camp

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Spring drills are over, but cram sessions will continue for Vikings receiver Michael Floyd. Floyd, a St. Paul native, signed with the Vikings on May 10 and participated in his first offseason activity in the May 23 start of organized team activities. He said following Thursday’s conclusion of a..." June 16

  • Report: Michael Floyd blamed positive alcohol test on Kombucha tea

    Pro Football Talk "TMZ supplied it, Michael Floyd denied it, and now Floyd’s representatives are leaking some other version of it. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, conveying without comment or scrutiny leaks from Floyd’s lawyers and/or agents, reports that Floyd’s “flagged” alcohol test occurred between 5:30 and 6:30..." June 16

  • Michael Floyd disputes report of failed alcohol tests

    Sportsnaut "New Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd appears to be in some hot water again. Arrested back in December on DUI charges, Floyd was immediately waived by the Arizona Cardinals. And while he did land with the eventual Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, Floyd had to serve almost a..." June 16

  • Michael Floyd Tests Positive for Alcohol ... During House Arrest

    TMZ "Bad news for Michael Floyd ... the Minnesota Vikings WR tested positive for alcohol during his house arrest this week, TMZ Sports has learned -- and it could mean jail time for the NFL star. A rep for the Scottsdale City Court confirms ... Floyd's alcohol monitoring system flagged 5 events..." June 16

  • Vikings' Zimmer: Dalvin Cook has 'chance to be special'

    ESPN "Dalvin Cook has yet to run in pads for the Minnesota Vikings, and it will be some time before coaches begin to establish a pecking order for a backfield that hasn't really needed one for the better part of a decade. But Cook's early work has coach Mike Zimmer believing the Vikings might have a..." June 16

  • Vikings backup QBs Case Keenum, Taylor Heinicke ready to do battle

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "When Case Keenum signed a one-year contract with the Vikings during the offseason, he was well versed in the quarterback drama that swamped the team when starter Teddy Bridgewater suffered a season-ending injury less than two weeks before the 2016 opener. A four-year pro who already has played..." June 15

  • Mike Zimmer “just about out of the woods” with eye issue

    Pro Football Talk "Vikings coach Mike Zimmer missed a couple of weeks of the team’s offseason program after having his eighth eye surgery since suffering a detached retina last November, but his chances of avoiding a ninth are looking good. Zimmer, who missed one game last season while dealing with the issue,..." June 15

  • Randy Moss says Vikings traded him because he 'only cared about football'

    CBS Sports "Randy Moss's career was always mired in controversy. During a time of diva wide receivers, Moss was one of the most dramatic. Sometimes his talent was overshadowed by his antics, but his raw ability was more than enough to keep him one of the most sought after receivers in the NFL. However, there..." June 15

  • Alex Boone: Teddy Bridgewater looks great, determined to return

    Pro Football Talk "Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater still has no timetable to return to the field, 10 months after suffering a serious knee injury in practice. But one of his linemen is confident Bridgewater is going to be back. Alex Boone said this morning on PFT Live that Bridgewater is making significant..." June 15

  • Vikings WR Adam Thielen insists he’s not a ‘celebrity’ despite golf invitation

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen has been invited to golf in next month’s American Century Championship celebrity tournament at Lake Tahoe. So does that mean he has arrived as a celebrity? “I don’t think I’m a celebrity,’’ Thielen said. “I’m probably the guy they invited so they could get the..." June 12

  • Vikings warn fans: Super Bowl ticket prices will be a “shock”

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Lester Bagley, Vikings executive vice president of public affairs and stadium development, didn’t mince words when it comes to the price and exclusivity of Super Bowl tickets. “We haven’t gotten the final pricing, but we know the NFL takes over the stadium, and takes over the pricing,” Bagley..." June 11

  • Vikings’ age-defying defensive back Terence Newman ready to play any role

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "A former teammate of Terence Newman’s in Dallas has a nickname for him. “Akin Ayodele calls me Benjamin Button,” said the Vikings cornerback. “I think that’s hilarious.” In the 2008 movie “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” the main character ages in reverse. “That’s fitting,” Vikings..." June 10

  • Vikings promote female scouting assistant to bigger role

    Pro Football Talk "Kelly Kleine made a fast impression on the Vikings with her scouting ability, and they’re rewarding her for it. According to Alex Marvez of the Sporting News, the Vikings promoted Kleine from college scouting assistant to college scouting coordinator, a sign of the respect she’s gained within..." June 09

  • Mike Zimmer has already offered Vikings cornerback Terence Newman a coaching job

    CBS Sports "erence Newman has a job (cornerback for the Minnesota Vikings), but he already garnered a job offer for his post-playing career. As Newman revealed on Friday, he has been offered a spot on Mike Zimmer's coaching staff. Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports: Newman has an..." June 09

  • Vikings still giving no timeline for Teddy Bridgewater’s return

    Larry Brown Sports "Teddy Bridgewater has progressed to the point where he is able to throw passes in practice, but it still sounds like the quarterback is a long way away from being ready for game action. On Thursday, Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman was asked for an update on Bridgewater’s health...." June 08

  • GM Rick Spielman doesn’t sound optimistic about Vikings going after Eric Decker

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "It doesn’t sound as if the Vikings will go after former University of Minnesota star receiver Eric Decker. General manager Mike Maccagnan said Tuesday that if the New York Jets can’t trade Decker, they will move forward without him. Following the Vikings annual charity golf tournament..." June 08

  • Players' union believes language in many rookie deals violates CBA

    ESPN "The NFL Players Association has identified language in about 160 of this year's rookie contracts that it believes violates the collective bargaining agreement and is considering filing grievances to have the deals voided. "The union has undergone a comprehensive review of rookie contracts and..." June 07

  • Mike Zimmer after missing two weeks: Teddy Bridgewater looks ‘quite a bit better’

    Sportsnaut "Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is doing everything he can to make a healthy return to the NFL. On that note, head coach Mike Zimmer had some encouraging news to share after observing Bridgewater in action for the first time in two weeks. Bridgewater has been rehabbing for..." June 06

  • Mike Zimmer back with Vikings

    Pro Football Talk "The Vikings have their head coach back. The team announced on Monday morning that Mike Zimmer has received clearance from doctors to resume his duties with the team. Zimmer missed the first six Organized Team Activities over the last two weeks while he was recovering from an eighth eye surgery..." June 05

  • Vikings WR Laquon Treadwell: ‘I don’t worry about the naysayers’

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Laquon Treadwell has heard people refer to him as a first-round bust. Taken 23rd overall in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Vikings wide receiver barely played as a rookie, catching one pass all season for 15 yards. “(The talk) doesn’t irk me at all because I go out there every day and I know what I..." June 03

  • Sam Bradford isn't looking over his shoulder, but knows Teddy Bridgewater is there

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Not long after the Vikings’ buses rolled up to Cedar Park Elementary in Apple Valley yesterday and the players and coaches spread out to finish building the new playground there, two quarterbacks were spotted kneeling in a quiet corner of the schoolyard with paintbrushes, side by side. Teddy..." June 03

  • Is The NFLPA Still Preparing For A Lockout?

    Pro Football Rumors "We learned back in May that the NFLPA’s board of representatives had approved a plan that would set aside millions of dollars into a “work-stoppage fund,” allowing the players to make some money if an NFL season is cancelled or delayed. Now, it sounds like the Players Association wants the..." June 03

  • The NFL will allow liquor ads during their games this year

    The Comeback "You’re about to start seeing liquor ads during NFL games this season. According to the Wall Street Journal, the NFL has relented on allowing liquor ads during games, though the total spots will be limited to just four per game and two during pre and postgame shows. The NFL said it will accept..." June 03

  • Michael Floyd 'Football + Ankle Monitor = Broken Bones'

    TMZ "Michael Floyd begged the judge in his DUI case to remove his ankle monitor before Vikings training camp began -- because he was worried the device could wreck his ankle if he played with it on. The good news for Floyd ... the judge gave him the thumbs-up. Floyd was previously ordered to..." June 03

  • Vikings' Mackensie Alexander ready to take off after baby steps as a rookie

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "After another spring practice with the first-team defense Wednesday, followed by a few minutes of catch with a teammate, Mackensie Alexander attempted to loop around the assembled media for the safety — and air conditioning — of the locker room. When a pesky reporter picked him off to inquire..." June 02

  • Joe Berger expects 2017 to be his final season

    Pro Football Talk "Linebacker Chad Greenway went into last season with the expectation that it would be his final one as an NFL player and one of his former teammates is taking the same approach this year. Offensive lineman Joe Berger said he liked that Greenway was “able to step away on his own with his timing”..." June 02

  • Danielle Hunter learns he broke an Alan Page record while meeting Alan Page

    Pro Football Talk "Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter racked up 12.5 sacks in 2016. Unusual but still a far cry from record-breaking, Hunter found out on Thursday that there actually was an historic quality to the achievement — from the person who previously held the distinction. Via Andrew Krammer of the..." June 02

  • Sam Bradford ‘proud’ of Teddy Bridgewater working to return from injury

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Not long after the Vikings’ buses rolled up to Cedar Park Elementary in Apple Valley yesterday and the players and coaches spread out to finish building the new playground there, two quarterbacks were spotted kneeling in a quiet corner of the schoolyard with paintbrushes, side by side. Teddy..." June 02

  • Latavius Murray says he’ll return during training camp

    Yardbarker "Latavius Murray is yet another Viking coming off an injury who hopes to be ready to go when the season starts. He has a more realistic chance than Teddy Bridgewater and Sharrif Floyd. The Vikings signed Murray, formerly of the Raiders, to a three-year, $15 million contract even though he was..." June 01

  • Teddy Bridgewater throws with Vikings QBs as rehab continues

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "During an organized team activities session Wednesday, Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater joked about running back Latavius Murray, who is out following ankle surgery. “He ain’t got no sweat on his body,” Bridgewater said on the field. “He ain’t working.” Meanwhile, Bridgewater was..." June 01

  • Vikings Sign Dalvin Cook

    Pro Football Rumors "Dalvin Cook signed his rookie contract with the Vikings on Wednesday, the team announced. The second-round running back said a deal might be “pretty close” earlier today and was accurate. The Florida State running back’s deal is for four years. All 11 Vikings draft picks are under..." May 31

  • Sharrif Floyd Unsure He’ll Play In 2017

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Sharrif Floyd joked around with his fellow Vikings defensive linemen on Wednesday, but he was still unable to join them during practice. Floyd, the former first-round pick who should be entering the prime of his career for the Vikings, is still unsure whether or not he’ll be able to play this..." May 31

  • John Clayton cracks joke after being laid off by ESPN

    Sportsnaut "With ESPN since 1995, long-time NFL reporter John Clayton received news that he was the latest victim of layoffs from the sports leader. It’s just the latest example of ESPN cutting its budget as a way to make up for sagging ratings and profits. In confirming the news on Wednesday, the..." May 31

  • NFLPA wants players to start saving money in advance of next work stoppage

    Pro Football Talk "It’s already been six years since the last NFL work stoppage. Which means that it’s only four years until, possibly, the next one. The NFL Players Association wants its players to be ready for it then by saving money now. “We wound up in a situation where unfortunately [savings] didn’t..." May 31

  • 11 recent NFL Draft picks on the verge of becoming busts

    Fox Sports "Every year, a handful of players taken in the first round turn out to be busts. It’s a disappointing trend in the NFL, but it’s the harsh reality teams and players have to face. There are a number of guys taken in recent drafts who are on the verge of becoming draft busts. Whether it’s due to..." May 31

  • Vikings ink three more draft picks

    Pro Football Talk "Slowly but surely, the Vikings are getting their draft class under contract. Via Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, three more of the team’s 11 selection have agreed to terms, pushing the total to right. The latest to reach an agreement with the Vikings are third-round center Pat..." May 30

  • Vikings RB Dalvin Cook concentrates on becoming 'a better person'

    USA Today "It’s a routine question NFL teams ask incoming prospects, but it meant more when Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman posed it to Dalvin Cook on the morning of Day 2 of the NFL draft: Who’s coming with you? Cook planned on living alone, he said, and that was an answer the Vikings..." May 30

  • Vikings assistant Andre Patterson stands in for Mike Zimmer

    Pro Football Talk "Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer’s going to take another week off to rest after his latest eye surgery, but his influence will never be far from the team. Mostly, that’s because he’s trusted old friend Andre Patterson to play his part while he’s gone. “He just texted me and asked me to make..." May 29

  • Hartman: Vikings need their recent draft picks to develop quickly

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "As the Vikings kicked off Organized Team Activities last week, it’s clear this is a very important season in the franchise’s immediate and long-term future. After the large number of players who left this offseason, the Vikings worked to fill them with free-agent signings and the hopeful..." May 29

  • Adam Thielen: I have too much to do to think about how far I’ve come

    Pro Football Talk "Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen’s place in the NFL looks a lot different this May than it did a year ago. Thielen established himself as a regular on the special teams in Minnesota in 2014 and 2015, but he didn’t play much on offense and had 20 catches on his record heading into the 2016..." May 29

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